Teaching Ideas – chiasuanchong Here’s today’s boardwork in two pictures. Can you guess what happened in class? It was raining this morning as I went to school and it was miserable. I commented on the weather as I entered the classroom, and the students agreed in unison, expressing their dislike for the wet weather. One student started voicing his worries about the weather for the rest of the week, saying that he was booked to do a Jack the Ripper walk in a couple of days. I took out my iPhone and checked my London Met Office app while eliciting the lexis ‘weather forecast’, and to his disappointment, it stated that there would be heavy rain showers every day till Saturday, with a tiny reprieve of a light rain shower on Thursday (shouldn’t we all be thankful for that!).
Turklish TEFL » ESL Lesson Plans Here are a collection of lesson plans that have been created with adult Turkish learners in mind although most lessons could easily be used in any country. Each lesson aims to address the unique environment of the Turkish classroom and to help with obstacles faced by many teachers here. I will try to provide lessons that will highlight features of the Turkish classroom and perhaps set a template for creating future lessons along the same lines. A lot of these lesson plans will be linked to discussions on my main blog. You can click on the link under the lesson plan to check out the blog portion. Current Total Number of Plans (28) + (8) Video lesson plans = (35)
Teaching ESL with Music Take advantage of the power of music and use it in your ESL classes. We've created this page to provide resources, lessons, and ideas on teaching with music. There are printable materials for classroom use, lessons, lyrics, and ideas. KS1 Literacy Drag and drop the names of the classroom items on to the picture. The name box will turn green if correctly placed. Drag and drop the names of the animals on to the picture. Onestopenglish A selection of lesson plans that focus on open discussion and debate. Topics include motivation, divorce and changing the topic of conversation. Are you a learner of the future?Students talk about possible future developments in education and decide whether or not they are already a ‘learner of the future’.World Cup mania! Graded English language dictations free online 1 Students 2 Introductions 3 Numbers 4 Whose? 5 Names and Numbers 6 A Timetable 7 A Form 8 A Friend 1 9 A Friend 2 10 A Friend 3 1 My Cat Trotsky 2 Strange Food (Anonymous) 3 Tears and Laughs (Samuel Beckett) 4 More Beckett 5 Numbers 6 That man 7 Charlie & the Chocolate Factory (Roald Dahl) 8 East of Eden (John Steinbeck) 9 The Unicorn (James Thurber) 10 A Tale of Two Cities (Charles Dickens) 11 Describing Self 1 12 Describing Self 2 13 Describing Self 3 14 The Cemetery 15 My Two Friends 16 Routine 1 The Wolf (James Thurber) 2 Pooh (A A Milne) 3 1984 (George Orwell) 4 Prufrock (T S Eliot) 5 The Owl (James Thurber) 6 The Emperor's Clothes (H C Andersen) 7 Numbers 8 Earthly Powers (Anthony Burgess) 9 Remains of the Day (Kazuo Ishiguro) 10 Sons and Lovers (D H Lawrence) 11 Lord of the Flies (William Golding) 12 Emma (Jane Austen) 13 The Great Gatsby (Scott Fitzgerald) 14 The Hobbit (J R Tolkien) 15 Three Men in a Boat (J K Jerome)
Knowing Your Greek Root Words Can Help You Learn New Languages by Erinn Stam If you enjoy learning new languages, or just want to increase your knowledge of English, you'll want to learn Greek root words. Understanding the definitions of Greek root words and how they are used in the English language will help you tremendously. List of Menu Pages - www.ManyThings.org ManyThings.org List of Menu Pages www.ManyThings.org Easy Things for Beginners VocabularyPage: Weather Vocabulary The Weather The condition of the atmosphere over a particular area is called the weather. Rain Rain: drops of water that fall from clouds.
English as a Second Language (ESL) Provide fun activities to help students study English vocabulary, writing and spelling. Improve pronunciation and comprehension. Improve students' academic English as well as their social English. Make decisions on instruction based on individual student data. ESL teachers help their students to develop proficiency in all aspects of their English language use at one time, a huge task.
Root WordsVocabulary Games and Resources is crucial in a child’s education as it not only helps carry spelling skills over to reading fluency but also greatly increases general comprehension skills, reading or otherwise. A fun way for kids to build their repertoire of root words is by playing online root word games. Teaching root words, prefixes and suffixes is often closely linked with teaching word origins, including teaching Greek and Latin root words. Also sometimes referred to as base words, root words are at the basis of many common everyday words as well as medical root words.
first lesson This getting to know each other activity is simple to set up and works well for most levels above Beginner. Sketch or print out this template, I usually use two sides (10 topics). At the top of each row is a space for a topic title. Think of some topics that might be of interest to the group and write one in each box. Topics I use include: work, movies and TV, music, free time activities, whatever town you’re teaching in, sport, food, English, holidays, politics, technology, the environment, etc. Give a sheet to each student and go round the class brainstorming questions for each topic, invite students to write interesting questions on the sheet.